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Abstract vs. Non-Objective 3:04
Important Elements in Abstraction 3:32
Planning Abstract Work
Possibilities for Composition 3:13
Brainstorming Ideas 3:13
Utilizing Color Schemes 2:41
Introducing Gestural Painting Techniques 4:12
Ideas for Hard-Edge Painting Techniques 3:27
Using Sgraffito for Abstract Art 2:30
Abstract Lesson Ideas
Ideas for a Basic Abstract Lesson 6:53
Ideas for an Intermediate Abstract Lesson 9:25
Ideas for an Advanced Abstract Lesson 9:04
How to Assess Abstract Work
Student Reflection and Self-Assessment 1:24
Critiques and Peer Review 3:30
Assessing Student Work 3:29
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
3 PD Hours
1 See best practices for preparing your students to work abstractly.
2 Learn how to incorporate abstract art techniques and processes into your curriculum.
3 Discover simple ways to blend in authentic student self-reflection and self-assessment.
With it’s lack of representation, abstract art can be a difficult concept for students to grasp let alone create. In this Learning Pack, explore a variety of approaches for introducing abstract artists, vocabulary, processes, and techniques. Gain specific ideas for lessons, critiques, assessments, and more. No matter what level you teach, these videos and resources will give you concrete ideas to get started with the concept of abstraction!
Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
1.8 Utilizes knowledge of art ed philosophies in planning of content
4.1 Utilizes and applies knowledge of various media effectively
4.3 Scaffolds instruction to provide a deeper understanding of art media
Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.
Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.
AOE Graduate Instructor and PRO Facilitator
Haley is an Abstract Expressionist painter who received her MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She is a former elementary art teacher and current graduate instructor at the Art of Education who loves sharing her passion through teaching art!